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much of the panhandle of west virginia. the big concern with these is that they're probably going to pack some 60-mile an hour wind gusts with them and they're also moving very quickly to the east at about 40 miles per hour. so you can kind of project where they'll be heading if you live williamsport, martinsburg, hagerstown, inwood and boones borrow you'll be affected by that -- boonesborough. we'll keep a close eye on that. >>> horror at one of the nation's most prestigeous hospitals, a man from arlington distraught over the condition of his mother pulled out a gun her doctor. the alleged gunman then ran back into the room, shot his mother and turned the gun on him. fox 5's bob barnard is live in baltimore tonight with what we're learning about the suspect. bob. >> reporter: brian, there's still some confusion tonight over his name. police initially identified him as warren davis because of the bracelet hospital issued bracelet on his wrist, then came back and said his name was paul warren pardus. whatever his name, he touched off some terrifying moments here today. for a little
in arlington. his mother was from virginia, which is where we found another son of hers. >> he clutches on old photo of his mother tonight, walking around the family farm in recommendington, virginia, he is surrounded by memories. >> i lost my mom and my brother. >> he said his mother had been suffering for the last couple of years due to chronic back pain. his brother was always there to help. >> he tried to be with her and to do as much as he could. >> paul pardus often had his mother with him in his arlington home and neighbors say he was clearly a devoted son. >> he was very close to his mother. >> despite his work, neighbors say he would make time to take his mother to see back specialists. pardus actually attended medical school for a while himself and was determined to ease her pain. she went into back surgery and it didn't go as planned. >> the operation was unsuccessful. i guess he thought she probably wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> ronald gibson confident that's what drove his brother to take such drastic action, shooting a doctor, killing his mother and then taking this i
college park. if you're travelin out of virginia, 95 northbound, on and off the bridge to rton. back to you. >> thanks very much, ashley. >>> to breaking news, a report of a shooting on capitol hill. let's go right to news 4. elaine has the latest. good morning. >> good morning. this happened between 5:00 and 5:30 this morning located at second and c street southwest. this is located right next to the department of health and human services. one block from the rayburn house office building and near the united states botanical garden. busy area this time of morning. you really go one or two blocks either way you'll run into row houses where people live. a lot of walkers and runners in that area as it's located close to the mall. again, we're not really sure what transpired. we just heard of shots fired in that area just after 5:00 this morning. we're still working on getting some information. but as you heard ashley say, there are some streets in that area closed off because of this situation. again, this is c and second street southwest right ne the capitol near health and human serv
.m. >>> we learned new details in the deadly john cop minutes shooting. he was from northern virginia. >> good morning. lcome back to news 4 today. >> it is friday, september 17th, 2010. a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. it is 67 degrees. another cool, freshing morning after much needed rain came down overnight. tom says we still need more. >> yeah, we sure do. mos of the region we just tamp down the dust. farther to our north about 30 miles, a good amount of rain. half an ih in many locations there. this morning now the sky is drying out again. partly cloudy. good morning. starting off friday morning with mildemperatures i the wake of the overnight rain. in the 60s shenandoah valley, through much of virginia and maryland. # 1 at washington. mountains of western maryland, west virginia, upper 50s to near 60. the moving color is rain that came throug in a couple waves yesterday overnight and last night. exited north and east. getting heavy downpours in southern new england. highs reaching low 80s. mid-50s. great day for outdoor creation and fun. sunday, partly cloudy, mid-80s. dry into
was actually paul warren pardus, age 50 of arlington, virginia. they say he pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his pants and shot the physician in the stomach. >> the doctor collapsed just outside the doorway of the room and mr. davis was last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother who was confined to the bed. >> reporter: fox news and the baltimore sun are identifying the wounded physician as david cohen, an orthopedic surgeon. >> he was talking and everything like that and i mean he looked -- he appears to be fine to me. >> reporter: meantime nobody knew for certain what was happening inside room 873. >> my boss came running in and he told me exactly what happened, that there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. >> reporter: the crisis was over around 1:30. >> we were able to see that mr. davis was down on the floor suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and that his mother was also unresponsive in her bed. >> reporter: police calling it a murder suicide. now the alleged gunman's mother has been identified as jean davis, not sure
and in loudoun counties in virginia believe a series of robbies in those two areas may be connected. surveillance cameras captured the suspect. he is wanted in robberies at three salons, a fast food restaurant and a convenience store. three of the robberies were at hair cuttery salons including this one. in each instance, the suspect pl a knife and took cash from theregister. >>> a maryland state senator accused of using his influence pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. 73-yearld ulysses curry is charged with bribe rirk conspiracy, mail raud, and extortion. investigatorsay he used his position as a lawmaker to benefit shoppers, food and pharmacies in severalealings with the state without disclosing that he was being paid by the company stepped down as chairman of the maryland senate budget and taxation committee but he is still a senator running unopposed in the election. >>> vincent gray won as mayor for the district this week. he is deciding wheer he wants michelle rhee to stay or go. most believe it is only a matter of time before she either quits or is fired. >> reporter: j
about why a northern virginia man may have staged a violent incident at johns hopkin hospital in baltimore. it turns out the gunman was likely distraught over his mother's condition gentleman the incident began at the hospital around 11:00 yesterday morning. the gunman and his mother are said to be from arlington. police say paul warren pardus pulled a gun and shot his mother's doctor while the surgeon updated him on his mother's condition. pardus barricaded himself in his mother's eighth floor hospital room killing his mother and then himself. for more than two hours, no one knew what was happening inside. >> my boss came running in and he told me exactly what happened, that there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. it was scary just knowing that machine -- someone is on the outside on a rampage with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected. >> reporter: police had originally identified par stay with us -- pardus as warren davis but he says he changed his name. >>> four metro access drivers accused of sexual assaults against disabled customer
lived here at this small home in arlington, but his family is from birminghamton, virginia. that is where we caught up with his brother who caught up with us exclusively who said he believes his brother did this because he felt so bad for his mother. he believes his brother, the infamous johns hopkins shooter did everything because he couldn't watch his mother suffer anymore. >> he tried to be with her and do as much as he could. >> gibson said for the last few years, chronic back pain kept his mother, jean davis in and out of hospitals. pardus was the one to take her to specialists for her pain. >> the operation was unsuccessful and i guess he thought she probably wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> gibson and pardus' neighbors say he was not a violent man but rather a devoted son going to medical school at one point to help. >> he wanted to stay with her as much as he could. >> in the end, pardus was with his mother. leaving gibson to cope with the loss of both. >> i've lost my mom and my brother. >> pmp ardus worked as a metro assets driver driving around the elder
a northern virginia man staged a violent incident at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. police say he shot a doctor and then shot and kill his mother and then turned the gun on himself. this morning, that doctors recovering and now the gunman's family says he was likely overcome with grief about his mother's condition. sarah joins us with more on this. >> police say paul warren pardus became so upset when he heard about his mother's condition, he shot the surgeon. the wounded surgeon was shot in the abdomen. pardus barr indicatedded himself in the room with his mother. >> my boss came running in and he told me what happened, that there is a guy running around with a gun. and to stay put. it was carey -- scary knowing that somebody was running around with a gun on a rampage in a place where we're supposed to be protected. >> this morning, johns hopkin is operating as normal. >> pardus lived in south arlington with his mother in this home along south kenmore street. neighbors described him as friendly and quiet. they say he and to be his mother's
for most part. but we're starting to use the brakes duke to seminary. and 495 in virginia, no incidents to report are. back to you. >>> right now we're following breaking news. we've received word of a shooting on capitol hill and c streets. right now they set up a command post. one person has been transported to the hospital. we don't know who was shot or y we have a crew headed to the scene. and we'll bring you any new details as soon as we get them. >>> here's a quick look at some of the stories happening today. virginia's governor will decide whether to grant clemency to teresa lewis. she's on death row for plotting the deaths of her husband and stepson. >>> boards of you'll inside the and continental airlines will vote on their merger. uniteddest coast shub at dulles -- hub is at dulles airport. >>> as the world turns ends his show after 30 years. >>> imagine adding two more hours to your morning commute. that is what some new studies is suggesting will happen when a new defense building will open its doors. there's a potential traffic nightmare. >> to ask us in any way to this sit
, virginia. >> reporter:for more than two hours, it began with t shooting of a doctor, and ended when the gunman killed his own mother in her hospital bed and turned the gun on himself. we are learning more about the possible motive behind the violence. paul partis lived in this home with his ailing mother, jean davis. neighbors say he was kind and took excellent care of his mother. >> it is hard to believe. it is so hard to believe. >> he made appointments for her to go to the beauty shop. he took care of his mother. >> reporter: why wou a devoted son shoot his mother. the sibling said he thought she was suffering, and recently had surgery, and would probably never walk again. it was following a briefing from the surgeon, that police say partis became emotional, pulled a gun, shot the doctor, and barricaded himself in his mother's hospital room. two-hour standoff ended with partis fatally shot his mother an turned the gun on himself. those who knew them can't believe it. >> every day, he took her to the nursing thing, i can't believe he shot her. i can't believe this. it is crazy. >>
, this is over, and i'm okay. >> this is bruce leshan. the only woman on virginia's death row is still waiting for word from the governor. teresa lewis is slated to die in less than a week for plotting the murders of her husband and stepson for money. a judge sentenced the two trigger men to life, but luis got death. despite an iq of just 72, which is barely above mental retardation. >> she is not mentally retarded, but she is very, very close to it. >> she's not by any means a genius. she is certainly smart enough to be held accountable for her terribly vile actions. >> i'm scott broome in silver spring where there's a tragedy earlier today. a 1 1/2-year-old boy managed to get himself tangled in the cords of window shades. and he did not survive. >> it appears to be a tragic accident. they found the little boy tangled up in the drapery cord in the bedroom where his bed is. >> the baby got tangled inside of it. we don't know how, because we weren't there. detectives are here, it's crazy. >> the initial information that we have is that they had put him down for a nap and somehow he gotten
night, too. still looking at some extremely dry conditions over eastern west virginia. pretty dry here. then severely dry conditns still downround culpeper, rappahanck and going over to the shenandoah valley. we need that rainfall. our radar currently is quiet. i know we've got the clouds out there but those clouds are moving out ofhere. we'll talk about the next rain chance coming up. our temperatures, nothing like yesterday. we got past 90 degrees. capitol hill at 79. trinidad, too. you folks in fairfax county, 74 degrees. a little cooler. then your warm spot is south. 82 now in leonardtown. cooling down to 65 by 11:00 p.m. our skies will be clearing out this evening. a gorgeous seasonable weekend coming our way and a dra pattern going into next week. we'l talk about that and the fact thatkarl, hurricane karl, just made landfall around mexico. that coming upnd what's going on with igor as it approaches bermuda. >>> we are following a story in silver spring. police are investigating the tragic death of a toddler. a 17-month-old boy was choked to death after getting tangled in a window
a northern virginia man may have staged a violent incident at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. police say that he shot a doctor, shot and killed his mother, then turned the gun on himself. >>> this morning, that doctor is recovering. now, the gunman's family says he was likely overcome with grief about his mother's conditions. fox 5's sarah simmons joins us this morning. >> good news, the doctor underwent surgery and is expected to be okay. the shooter's brother says he believes his brother is upset over his mother's surgery, because she probably wouldn't be able to walk again. police say paul warren hardic pulled a gun and shot his motor's doctor while the surgeon was updating him on the condition of his elderly mother. the bullet went right into the doctor's stomach. he barricaded himself with his mother. he killed his 84-year-old mother and then himself. for more than two hours, people were frightened but knew little about what was going on inside. >> my boss came running in. and he said there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. >> it's scary, just knowing that someone
involved in the shooting were not hurt. >>> police have determined a rash of robberies in northern virginia are connected. the spree began in july 26 with the holdup of a cash and carry store. the crimes continued this month with robberies of a taco bell and haircutlies in centerville and ashburn. in each case, the suspect brandished a knife and removed cash from a register. that suspect is described as a white male with dark blond hair believed to be in his late 20s to early 30s. >>> prosecutors say they are filing more charges against a suspected serial killer. police believe elias, stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is also a suspect in two stabbings and a hammer attack in leesburg. most of the victims were black. so far, abdul is only accused of trying to kill a 26-year-old man. prosecutors in michigan are expected to lay out additional charges next week. >> we are still waiting to hear tonight whether governor mcdonnel will grant clamency. they are all but certain to put teresa to death next thursday night. ministers and a novelist are pleading for mercy. >> along a drive
'donnell is scheduled to speak at a conservative summit. she defeated nine-term congressman mike castle. virginia governor mcdonnell and former governor massachusetts mitt romney and knew gingrich are expected to attend. >>> president obama went on the attack against republicans last night. he likened the economy to a car, saying that the gom run it into a ditch and watched as democrats tried to fix it. >> we get this car back on the road and we can see the way forward. and we get a tap on our shoulder and we turn around and it's the republicans. and they say, can we have the keys back? no. you can't have the keys back. you don't know how to drive. >> president was speaking at a fundraiser for connecticut senate candidate rich bloomingthal. >>> this is a measure aimed at boosting up small businesses and hopefully getting them to hire again. of course people would want that. the senate has passed this new bill. it would establish a $30 billion government fund to open up lending for credit-starved businesses and give them more tax incentives. >>> rates on a zero year fixed mortgage averages 3.47%.
, and his mother dead. pardus and his mother lived in arlington, virginia, and neighbors say they are surprised by this news. >> he was always there for her. he rode with her. he never left her side and i told her when i seen him walking her out that she had a great son. >> pardus's brother said their mother had arthritis and wouldn't have been able to walk again. >>> a dying teen's last words to find his killer. the unidentified victim called police. when officers got to the parkway, the victim described his two attackers. the victim died on the way to the hospital from a gun shot wound. >>> the bp oil spill could be completely capped by this weekend. a relief well is now joined to the blown out well. crews will pump in mud and cement to close the leaking well for good. 11 workers were killed when the deep sea horizon oil rig exploded, touching off the biggest oil spill in u.s. history. >>> a woman in vancouver, virginia, could face criminal charges for making up a story of a horrific acid attack. manuel reports, everyone is trying to figure out why she would do such a thi
of west virginia, temperatures there are near 60. over the last 12 hours, the bulk of the heavier rain fell north of washington in pennsylvania. they hadevere weather. new york city, they're getting that there. long island, heavy downpours and strong winds. for, we'll have some sunine. afternoon highs into the low 80s. and increasing sunshine by late afterno. great weather for all the games. partly cloudy sunday, mid-80s. good wther for the skins game sunday afternoon. how is our traffic, ashley? >> well, od morning. we are starting you off with a big problem. outer loop is shut down between connecticut avenue and 355. this is the headlights on connecticut area. it happened in the 10:00 ho overnight. hazm spill. they're still cleaning it up. no delaproblems exi right now b traffic is light. this is going to be a big issue for beltway drivers. back to you. >>> thanks ve much, ashley. >>> for the first time two of the discovery channel employees spoke out about their four hour ordeal. they talked publicly to oprah winfrey. they said they were forced to lie on the floor of the discovery b
baltimore. kathleen? >>repooter: paul warrenn% shared a home with his mothee arlington, virginia. resident say he was quiet and they never heard him complain about taking care of his ailing mother. neighbors along ken more street say they rarely who was facing serious health problems. they say he nnver Ășiscussed the difficulty. >> he was there for her like a 24 hour job with hhm. saw him he had her with herror going to visit her. he rarely ever stayed in the house so the hospital was his home.% permit to carry concealedal weapon but only in virginia. metro access transporting the disabled. this is news at 5:30. >>> and to watch more about the hopkiis shooting go to our web site and look for hot topic at the too of the page. >>> and when breaking news happens, get us seetember directly to your cell phone. the sign up for fox 45 mobile news text alert. also texx wbfffat 45203 to get signed up. >>> 3 people injured in a stabbing on an mta bus. happened just before 3:00 ooclock aaong liberty heeihts avenue. after the incident theebus pulled over at the mall. nooe of the injuries is life thre
. lessons they learned after the virginia tech shooting. >> as many watched the story unfold from home, imagine those on the 8th floor when the shooting began. our coverage continues with jessica kartalija who spoke with a man a few feet away. >>> just after 11:00 this morning, this witness was meeting with a doctor. then, this. >> i was on the 8th floor and i heard a bang. then, i saw a, either a nurse or a resident female running around the corner saying, he shot the doctor. he shot the doctor. i went down, probably about 10- yards and made a left, there the doctor was on the floor in the hallway. the witness said they searched frantically for a gurney. >> they brought the crash cart over. there was six or seven of us there and they picked them up and i was outside the lupe. the nurse manager came around and she put a, she put a cart and we put another one in front of the door where the suspect was in -- the room. >> reporter: was the doctor aware of what was happening as the time? >> yes, he was conscious. there was very little blood that i saw. it was basically, his left chest area
woman to be execute in virginia in nearly a century. we're going to have the details of this controversial case. >>> wolf blitzer is off today, i'm suzanne malveaux. and you're "in the situation room." >>> president obama's controversial education policy has suffered a blow right here in his own back yard. in tuesday's primary, democrats in washington ousted incumbent mayor adrian fenty in the wake of a series of controversial reforms. that's not the only issue that the city is struggling with. talked about that. more with the city council and the new democratic nominee, vince gray. >>> thank you so much for being here in the situation room. first of all, congratulations on your win. obviously, you have a general election but in a predominantly democratic city like washington it's very likely you'll be the next mayor. take a look at this city at what we're dealing with. unemployment, more than 10% in some areas. much, much higher than that. and hiv positive rate, the high nest the country. we've got poverty. what is your first priority in terms of what you need to do
of virginia for the past four years. >> police do not believe paul partis, the man who terrorized johns hopkins hospital, planned ahead of time, to shoot his elderly mother's doctor. >> no one has indicated to me any level of premeditation. again, back to our investigation. i don't know -- we don't know yet if it was in his daily routine, coming and visiting his mother, that he always had that gun. >> investigators say he was distraught over her prognosis. and used a tiny, 32-caliber cal tech semi automatic handgun, like this one, hitting dr. david cohen with a single shot to the stomach, before killing his mom and then himself. >> it's a very, very small weapon. the whole thing could be concealed in the palm of your hand. >> reporter: partis had a permit to carry a concealed weapon in virginia. but he had no criminal record. >> reporter: partis lived with his mother in this home in arlington, virginia. his brother said he'd make the driver to johns hopkins almost daily, where she was getting treatment to battle cancer. and he thought her health was not improving. >> i guess he thought
yesterday. notice where we need those rainbow most and there is an extreme drought in west virginia and parts of western maryland. that is where we got most of the rain yesterday. reagan national all was only 3/1 hundred of an inch. that makes of the 63rd 90-degree day of the year yesterday. it does not look like we have any more and 90's in the immediate forecast but we may get close at the end of next week as we warm-up. there is a new storm brewing in the midwest area that will push our way this weekend. saturday will be a great day with high pressure over head and a lot of sunshine. as the front moves through on sunday, it looks like a dry frontal passage in the 50's tomorrow morning with a lot of sunshine through out the dead. it will be comfortably warm. los humidity but we will be in the mid-80's this weekend. >>> distracted drivers can be as dangerous as drunk drivers on the road. a rally was held this morning in d.c. to encourage drivers to turn off their cell phones before they get into their cars. seventeen magazine and aaa sponsored the event called national two-second t
of arlington, virginia, he shot a doctor who treated his mother and then his mother and finally himself. christian schaefer is live at johns hopkins where the medical campus is trying to get back to normal. >> reporter: we're told that dr. david company wednesday is together better tonight. the incident happened shortly after 11:00 t morning and the only thing that might have prevented it would have been preventing paul par advertise from bringing that weapon into the hospital in the first place. don't expect to see widespread use of metal detectors here at johns hopkins. the frightening news came shortly after 11:00. >> sounded chaotic, no one knew what was going on. >> reporter: thousands of hospital employees told there had been a shooting on the 8-t floor of the medical building, they locked themselves in not knowing where the gunman might beheaded. >> it's scary just knowing that someone is on the outside on a rampage. with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected. >> we contacted our mother, she had to hang the phone up abruptly -- >> it was only after securing the
recruits in northern virginia and across the country -- the number of grads becoming the newest recruits in northern virginia and across the country. >> i have problems and 500 resumes. -- -- i have probably sent in 500 resumes. >> it is really tough out there. >> the number of college graduates signing up was up 17%. among the perks -- private housing. >> i think it is because of the economy. >>. experts but u.s. -- >> one expert spoke to us via skype. >> they are not finding jobs in the labor market so they are finding jobs in the military. >> he has a master's degree but struggled to find a job. soon he will be a marine. >> it has good benefits. it is pretty secure. is -- it is a solid career choice. >> 90% of recruits have -- almost 90% of recruits have of high-school diploma. " if you are choosing to a list, rather than going the -- quite a few are choosing to enlist, rather than going the officer training route. >>> a plot against the pope? a group of men are being questioned and face potential charges. we will have the latest. >> i do not think someone should be able to get into a
. >>> northbound side of 99 in virginia, not bad. a little heavy in woodbridge. 270 southbound, have been getting past about 109 in hyattstown. beltway at college park, if an accident on the inner loop near 95, the ramp is open, still activity on the far right. traveling on the inner loop at route 1 college park there's an accident on the far-right. it has just been cleared out. no delays getting past the scene. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 6:21. 67 degrees. >> thanks for waking up with us on this friday morning. stay with us. " america needs clean energy, and america needs jobs. wind power can deliver on both - but only if the senate encourages investment by passing a strong renewable electricity standard. with a strong res, we can keep 85,000 wind power workers on the job, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, too. jobs that america could really use right now. for american jobs, tell your senators to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >> >>> this man is one of the oldest workers around. a 100-year-old postal worker. they celebrated his birthday yesterday. >> he's worked ther
is a banking industry consultant who heads his own firm in northern virginia; and lynn stout is professor of corporate and securities law at the university of california, los angeles. thank you batt for being with us. lynn stout i'm going to start with you, we are just heard two voices critical of elizabeth warren, why do you think she is the right person for this job? >> she's very clearly the right person for the job because she thought up the job. elizabeth warren has been tracking problems with consumer protection in borrowing practices for many years. she's one of the first people to identify that this was a cause of personal bankruptcies and that people were gettinging into trouble unnecessarily and through fraudulent and predatory practices. and indeed the entire agency is her idea. she really is someone very dedicated to making sure that consumer lending is done on a fair basis, on the basis of full disclosure. it's really hard to imagine anyone would do a better job than she would. >> woodruff: bert ely, nobody better to look out for fairness for the consumer. >> well, i think th
east of the mountains into baltimore. the front pushes down into virginia. skies clear out on monday and it will be cool and dry going into the early part of next week. 78-83 tomorrow, the normal high is 78. overall, within a couple of degrees of normal. northeast winds on the bay will be like, waves less than a foot. heading westbound, plan on all conditions, maybe some upper 30's tonight and into tomorrow. a very nice afternoon tomorrow, mostly sunny and 75. around the bay, beautiful weekend conditions. and the lower eastern shore, especially along the coast, there might be with current because of the big hurricanes out in the atlantic. -- there might be rip currents kar. l is living inland across mexico -- karl is moving inland across mexico. igor is still a category 3 hurricane. julia is weakening, and hurricane karl is moving inland and should weaken rapidly. for igor, it looks like up sunday afternoon or evening arrival in the bermuda area. it will cut right across that island area and then head off to the northeast and slowly weaken. does not look good for bermuda, but it is n
's that weather front coming through the area. well to the south in areas of virginia. you can see all the severe weather around stanton, island and queens. let me take through and show you the wild weather. they had near hurricane force winds topping out well over 100 miles per hour. they've had a lot of severe weather. power lines down across the area. agai that around the perth area. not just there but also in areas of southeastern ohio near athens. sohat is next? this weather front will ctinue heading to the south. there is another one coming in for sunday night, early monday. i don't think we'll see any rain out of that one. sorry, guys. we'll have to wt until mid-week. what we are going to get late sunday is a few clouds from it. maybe a few clouds going into monday. so rain is the bt chance, mid-week wednesday. down into the 6 tonight, look at cincinnati, ohio, 54 degrees. the forecast then for this evening. clouds moving out from 75 to 65 will be dropping. then a comfortable clear start for tomorrow morning. 54 to about 60 degrees. itill be a little on the cool side. but pleasant for not
, but are democrats eyeing the republican split as a way to gain back ground? we'll ask a former virginia governor, doug wilder. >>> and other reasons to swoon over pris william. he's flying high today. >>> be right back. after using rogaine for a while, i went to my stylist and she said hair was growing back... i was like, yes, this works... [ male announcer ] only rogaine is proven to regrow hair in 85% of guys. puhh puhh puhh putt and that's it. [ male announcer ] stop losing. start gaining. puhh puhh puhh putt and that's it. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. >>> good friday. i'm contessa brewer. here's what we're watching this hour. right now in waugs d.c., conservatives at the value the voters summit are taking a straw poll.
is strangled to death in the drapes. dead woman walking. the only female on death row in virginia hoping for mercy from the governor before she is to be put to death in a week and speaking out, the hostages from the discovery standoff give the chilling details. >>> i'm andrea. >> he asked me, do you have kids? yes, sir, i have two. what's so good about your filthy children? i looked him in the eye and i said, they are very kind, sir. i look back at him and it's jim face first on the floor. christopher was trying to get my attention. i looked over and he had his arms folded and putting three fingers under his arms and he mouthed the word run. he shook h
valley into the northeast. the storm produced at least 11 tornadoes. one person died in west virginia. >>> and major cleanup is also under way in parts of the northeast after a deadly series of storms moved through. one person was killed in new york, when a tree fell on her car. >>> the white house rolls out a new report on how billions of dollars in stimulus money is being spent. it is an effort to blunt criticism about the economy from the republicans. >>> yom kippur, the jewish day of atonement begins at sundown tonight. jews around the world will atone and fast on what is the most solemn observance of the year. >>> and prince william graduates from flight school today. he's spent the last 18 months training to be a search and rescue pilot in the air force. >>> and coming up later on "good morning america," interesting story here. the sleeping on the job make you a better employee? there's a new trend among companies to allow, even encourage workers, to get shut-eye on the clock. does it work? >> i have a feeling i know what the employees think about this idea. >> no kidding. that'
virginia who collected more than 30 signatures from other moderate democrats who want to preserve all the expiring tax cuts, including those for upper bracket earners. but pelosi does not seem to be budging, insisting the cuts should only remain for the middle class. >> is it fair to say you're not open to the one to two-year extension compromise. >> not for the wealthy, no. >> you made your position -- >> i made my position. again, we listen to our members. i think the president gave us exactly what we needed. clarity. and the public is with the president. >> meanwhile, fresh off her upset victory in delaware's republican primary for u.s. senate, christine o'donnell will speak at the values voters summit in washington. one of the nation's biggest gathering of conservative leaders. o'donnell will join a long list of republican stars, including some presidential hopefuls perhaps. mitt romney, mike huckabee, newt gingrich will be there. o'donnell will meet with national republican senatorial head john cornyn who initially said he would not back her race but later promised to give her th
joins us live with more. >> that gunman has been identified as paul pardus from virginia. he pulled out a gun and shot a doctor. the doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen. we will have an update on his condition. police responded with a variety of emergency teams. pardus was barricaded in a room for more than two hours. police are calling this a murder-suicides. the big question has to do with security. how was somebody able to enter with a gun? there are some 80 entrances and exits to the hospital. it is not feasible to put it metal detectors. there are about 80,000 businesses to the hospital a week. many security discussions will be going on today. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what changes, if any, do you think need to be done to johns hopkins security? >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> if you thought monday showed had lots of surprises, wait until you see today. 14 years after her book cl
to the beltway. and we was an accident in stafford, virginia closed in both directions at cambridge street so a few things to keep on a out for. >>> have you ever been wanted to make a copy one of these new blu-ray dvds? well you can't because they have technology where it can't be copied. and now the code has been hacked. >> reporter: it looks like seven pages of letters and numbers and cryptic instructions. but to the right person. >> it is the keys to the kingdom. >> reporter: this is a cyber security expert. he said that programmers could create hardware anyone can use to copy blue raise. >> somebody tech savvy put it on a file sharing fight and hundreds of thousands of people will download or illegally stream that content. >> reporter: patrick roth at the copyright alliance said when people start making copies of blue raise, it will devastate the movie industry. >> pension funds, they're funded by dvd sales. >> reporter: it's illegal to make copies but many people may risk the consequences. >> i can record it from my ipod and laptop. >> reporter: he said that the industry is already feel
of virginia vargas, james madison, the pink anies of south carolina. charles cokes worth and challs, king of massachusetts, zander hamilton of new york. benjamin franklin and thomas, robert morris of pennsylvania. morris of pennsylvania. and william patterson of new jersey. some of the names we still remember in history of signing the constitution. next telephone call fro charlotte, north carolina. good morning on this constitution day as we ask you whether or not you believe in original meaning or the living document. ivan, democrat's line. caller: let's take the original intent and work with that. because that is where the disagreement is. the reason why there's even a debate is because what is the founding philosophy that governs the constitution is the acquisition of property. the central focus of the constitution is a concern over properties. what makes this such -- what makes or gives this the character of a living document or original intent is the idea of slave enrichment slavery has 10 pro vigs and the most engrossed element of the constitution. they were concerned about establis
virginia, and we're looking at a home priceded at $79,000. is. >> the real estate double hasn't even hit this small town. tens from huntington. there's a beautiful kitchen, everything there is new, it's had a gut renovation. you can't really put another penny in that kitchen. >> stainless steel appliances. >> i love those bar stools as well. the master bedrooms, each of them are huge, high ceiling and great molding and the meticulousness of this house from top to bottom can't be beat. >> it can be beat with that porch, though, right. >> that's a party porch if i ever saw one. you have the barbecue grill and a great lovely backyard to look at. >> collierville, tennessee. >> you remember the company where that guy made a term paper and got a d, a terrible grade? what a mistake that was. this was in the best school district. that's the good news about this house. it's a big old scare stone house and all the rooms are nice and big and square. there's the living room, it showcases the two windows you saw and the fireplace. i think the dining room really pops with that crimson paint. here's an
was killed when a tree fell on her car. >>> and in ohio and west virginia, powerful line of thunderstorms tore through some buildings and may have spaed some twisters there as well. no serious injuries however are reported in either of those two states. >>> after the worst oil leak in u.s. history, that well could be capped for good. the final step will now be to pour mud and cement in it to make the final seal. >>> a fight broke out between police and suspected drug traffickers right inhe middle of a crowded mall. >>> take a look another this, rome's famous coliseum on fire. don't worry, it's not real, as you can probably tell,t's virtual, twortists did it to raise awareness about the fragility of rome's monuments. >> by the way, sunday is talk like a pirate day. sunday has to berink like a pirate day. let's get a check of the weather from stephanie abrams. >>> a beautiful friday morning and a good weather for the bluemont fair that's going to be taking place this weekend. the sky thisorning is partly cloudy often the region now. we have the sunshine pouring down. we're near 60 to 70 deg
york city area. they started in ohio. moved think west virginia. and all the way, along the way, there was damage with very powerful storms. live shot out of cleveland, ohio, this morning. we'll show you the same scene. here's what happens now, through the midwest today. there are more storms in line today. we think from the des moines area toward kansas city, there will be powerful storms. chicagoland, the storms will roll north of you there. elsewhere around the nation, there's one or two places we want to highlight. the heat continues throughout the deep south. we have the rain that started yesterday and continues today in the northwest. >>> sunny and 70 downtown right now and 68 degrees in a park. we are when -- on our way to the mid-80's. it will be a pleasant friday and another nice wee and all that weather was brought to you by whisk laundry detergent. george? >> thank you, sam. >>> when we come back, nap time. why more companies say it's okay to sleep on the job. new wisk, with our breakthrough stain spectrum technology targets all the major stain groups like particulate
a handgun permit in virginia but that doesn't extend to maryland. why weighs coming and going from the hospital with a gun. is there anything in his background to suggest that he was a threat to the hospital? >> reporter: paul warren pardus armed himself with a semiautomatic hand gun like this one. >> it does come down to a question of his grief and the care of his mother. that really seems to be the central point of this. >> reporter: a motive police now believe was driven by heart ache anger. >> all you can do is move along. >> reporter: life may never be the same following this violent crime scene. >>> he may have lost the democratic primary for d.c. mayor but the city's republican don't want to see him go. with 822 votes, fenty won the republican primary as a write-in candidate but he's not eligible to accept the nomination because he wasn't a member of the party on primary day. fenty released this statement today saying "today's news of the republican nomination is a recognition of the the great progress the city has seen over the last four years. while i'm humbled by the nomi
democrats, a number of them are starting to say that. glenn nye from virginia is one of them. take a listen. >> i think what we need to be doing right now is holding the line on taxes, not letting anybody's taxes go up at least until we see the end of this terrible recession. i think it's a pretty simple idea. there are a number of other folks here, also, on the democratic side that agree with me on this. and you know, i led a letter along with some other members, 31 signatures on it among the democrats here that said it's not the time to raise anybody's taxes. >> so what about that? >> yeah, no, i was talking to jerry connolly on monday who was at a town hall with president obama, president obama was there, talking about not wanting to extend these for, for the upper income folks, and jerry connolly was there, saying, hey, he'd want to extend these for everyone, at least temporarily because he thinks that the recovery is too fragile. so it's not just about republicans, it's almost kind of like you've got a revolt among democrats who are also saying that maybe this recovery is too fragile f
've got those wilmington -- >> are you from california somewhere? >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> you don't seem like you're into northeastern ethnic politics. let me bring in someone who might be. christina, her name is o'donnell. first of all, there's a lot of people that live around wilmington with names like that and they're going to say she's not some whacky evangelist or colorado springs, she's not a family values type from out there. she seems like somebody i grew up with. there's a lot of appeal to that. >> and appeals to catholic voters as well. >> take a look here. here she is thursday. i'm just suggesting it's a little different than somebody from out west. i'd like to get back into that old neighborhood politics once in a while. let's take a look. here's o'donnell thursday, very conservative culturely. >> chris -- >> i'm sorry. >> i think we're heading in the wrong direction. we're increasing the size of government. >> this is not a mink coat republican here. she's not from the country club. her annual income last year was 5 k. when she's talking about a recession, she's l
in this state. >>> news of the shoooing sent shock waves through the shooter's arlington, virginia neiggborhood. neighbbrs say that the pardus lived with his mother, loved her and the two appeared to be very he was devoted to er and took care of her in and out of hospital. >> it was a 24-hour jjb for im. he rarely ever stayed in thh house. the hospital was his home. >> neighbors say that pardus kept to himself and never spoke of any troubles that he was havinn. >> the suspect's brother spoke out after the shooting and. provided insight as to the shooting. alvin gibssn said that his mother had arthritis and rheumatism and even after the shooting she never would have been able to walk again. his brother paul tthught she was suufering and could not bear to see hhr the way she wws. >> there was -- he could have done everything he could. she was -- had back problems. he just wanted to stay with her and to be with her as much aa he could. >> gibson says he did not talk toohis brother at all thursday beforr the hooting. here is a recap of thursday's events. police say at 11:111a.m., 50 years old pa
there and in ohio and virginia say he may be connected to 19 attacks or i should say 18 attacks all together including five in which the victims died. there is no word tonight on what the new charges will include, but the suspect's defense lawyer says he expects at least one murder charge. investigators caught the man last month while he was reportedly trying to get on a plane to israel. capitol hill police opened fire on a man who they say pointed a gun at them early this morning. happened just blocks from the u.s. capitol building they tell us, 5:00 this morning. >> capitol police officers heard a lookout that was broadcast over the u.s. capitol police radio for a man with a gun. at second and fee street in the southwest a man brandishing the victim matched the exact lookout. the officers fired, fearing for their lives. >> shepard: police say the man was pointing a loaded gun at them when they opened fire. they dropped the suspect but no word on how seriously he is injured or why he pulled the gun in the first place. police say just as a precaution they locked down the u.s. capitol complex
. the republican candidate in virginia for governor we through a scalding campaign because of what he'd written as a student and all that have was sort of revived during that. so he has a fair point this ought to be, both candidates ought to be revived. but my point here is on christine o'donnell, i think the reason why she's now, she's burst into the spotlight as the the woman who probably cost the republicans their chance at winning the senate. she is going to certainly contribute to a fear among republicans about crossing lines and working with democrats as mike castle did. voting for cap and trade, as he did, and have that bring him down sends a very big signal that it's going to be extremely hard to govern and form bipartisan majorities no matter who wins in these elections. and finally, this election with her, you know, is probably going to drive or draw a lot of the republican candidates for president, you know this, draw them to the right. we're going to -- mitt romney was described in the financial times today as the guy who really lost tuesday night because he's too moderate. mitt rom
there. and then there's the very red state of west virginia. democrats of course have a very, very popular governor running in joe manshun. will they put the money in that they need to win those races. one other thing republicans have to worry about, let's take a look at our map here where the democrats are targeting a few of these republican seats. there are five here that are sitting here. and of course three of them are still seats that democrats are trying to win. you've got missouri. they're spending real money there. they really think robin carnahan can beat, we'll see, not quite sure but it is a red state but it is a red state that robin carnahan very popular, raised a ton of money. kentucky, the first tea party victory was rand paul. democrats still believe that he is too weak to win that seat. we shall see. he's been leading in all the polls. jack conway has yet to be able to take a lead there. the third seat that's sort of sitting there ends up being florida. we're going to close there. take a look at this, what charlie crist said yesterday. he's now the independent, that
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